Snuggles with the boy last night. ❤️
Can you just stay this little?
So my hubby “allowed” me a night out with the girls last night...😏
The spread was AMAZING! My girlfriend @princessgeez
IS really talented with her display! The food was delicious and the company was awesome! .
I ate and I ate and I didn’t listen to my body when it told me that enough was enough because...well I was enjoying myself too much 💁🏻♀️ Needless to say I ate more than my share of everything on that table. .
So to make up for it today....
I did NOTHING about it! I am enjoying my rest day, enjoying my family’s company and mentally preparing myself for the week ahead. .
People think that my fitness journey is about restricting myself and feeling guilt when I overindulge. Many times I would sit down with friends for a meal and I reach for something and they’ll say “should you be eating that?” Or “Are you allowed to eat that?” My response “Yeah sure, why not? I am not on a diet.” .
Balance is everything! My lifestyle is not about limiting myself. I can enjoy my favourite foods without feeling any guilt over it and I can enjoy my workouts because, to me, it is not a way of punishing myself for loving life. .
Do you need a shift in mindset? Are you looking for that same balance in your life? DM me, let’s chat! 😊
“..Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16 NIV)
Everyone always tells me how I'm supermom and they don't know how I do it all. Well, I don't know either. The only thing that keeps me going is that in my heart of hearts I KNOW that God wants me here. .
He calls us to let our lights shine right where we are and the one place I know for sure that I was planted is in my home. Yet, it is the hardest place for me to be a light. An even harder truth is that I'm probably dimming the light of those around me in my family because of my own insecurities and struggles. .
I spend most of my days frustrated, on edge and constantly looking for an escape. I'm missing the most important part of my life. Have you been here, too? As much as I try to be and want to be, I'm just not the happy at home kind of mom that we see so much of here on Instagram. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY KIDS and I love being a mom, but it's just that it's the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
It's so easy for me to inspire and encourage all of you here on social media, but the truth of it is, that's exactly what I need to be doing in the hidden areas of my life where only God sees. .
Is it hard for you too, Momma? We stay at home moms carry a heavy load, but let's not beat ourselves up anymore at the end of hard days. Let's invite God in and let Him change us from the inside out.
Here's to finding forgiveness and rest today and a fresh start in a new week to come. Let's not give up on ourselves! Let's BE THE LIGHT!! Someone, somewhere (maybe right in your own home) needs us to continue to show up, not matter what!
#ChristianMomma #PNWMom #PNWMomma #Homeschooling #HomeschoolFam #NaturalSolutions #CayetanoCrew #FitMomLife #FitPreggo #HomeschoolMomma #TheLegacyTribe #MissionalMotherhood #MadeForMore #WellWateredWomen #MomLife
Sunday Funday sure looks a lot different these days. 🥂 House is clean, meals are prepped, and 4 hours later I’m still in my workout clothes and watching football [even though I’d rather be watching Hallmark movies]. Life is good. 💕 #livingeverydaystrong
Do you have your Christmas decorations up yet?🎄👇🏼 all this holiday shopping has me itching to buy some new decorations for the season😍
I know, I know, we STILL have Thanksgiving and to be honest, I do love thanksgiving BUT there’s something about Christmas that I love even more🤷🏼♀️
This week I’m setting an intention to hit all of my goals and to enjoy my holiday GUILT FREE✅ Here’s what I’m thinking...
💧drink one gallon of water a day (so hard for me)
🥗 stay on track with my meals while still enjoying thanksgiving (tips on this later)
🏋🏼♂️ workout 6 days even if I have to shorten my time spent working out
👩👩👧👦 spend more time living in the moment and appreciating the time I have with my family... especially on Thanksgiving Day.
Ok, there are my weekly goals. What are yours?!👇🏼❤️
Five years ago I captured the first goal of Sawyer’s soccer career and possibly the purest pictures of joy I’ve ever grabbed. This week our Last 90 Days turns to a theme of GRATITUDE. Focusing on gratitude changes everything. Grateful today for a memory like this and all the little moments along the way.
What little moment 👇🏼👇🏼 are you grateful for today?
If you had told me a year ago that I’d be waking up on a Sunday to make up the workout I missed on Saturday I woulda made this face and laughed at you. Because that’s crazy... who wakes up on a Sunday to make up a workout?🤷🏼♀️
And yet today I made sure I was up by 7:30 so I could start my day productively to make up for the hungover, lazy mess I was yesterday. Old me woulda just let it go—it is only one workout after all. The NOW me, wanted to do it because I love the feeling of challenging myself. I love seeing what limits I can push my body to. I love my trainer who is psychotic... but also really hot.😍😂
That’s the cool thing about being on a journey—you’re constantly amazed by who your becoming. I never thought I’d be the girl to stick to a workout regimen, let alone finish an eight week program and complete EVERY move of EVERY workout. And yet, here I am, one week away from finishing this badass lifting program that kinda terrified me at the start.🙈
As I watch myself change ever so slightly every day, I get more and more excited for who I’m becoming. The girl who persists. The girl who shows up. The girl who is stronger than her excuses. The girl who chooses to see the light. The girl who is inching her way back to loving life again.🌟
And I realize that one day, it’ll be more than just my dogs watching me. For now, it’s just Daisy and Pepper seeing me form healthy habits that will positively impact my life in the long run. One day (in the distant future), though, it’ll be my family. It’ll be kids and a man who deserve the best version of me I can be. Who deserve a stellar example of what living life looks like. And I’m so okay with putting the work in now, because imagining that kind of future brings a huge smile to my face. So yeah, I’ll wake up on a Sunday because I want to be my very best self for the Sundays in the future where I’ll be waking up to little feet bouncing on my bed waking mommy and daddy up. So I can wake up with energy and a love for life, to be a level 10 parent for those kids that I’ll pop out one day.👨👩👧👦
Always try your best—you never know who is watching. Conquer your Sunday so you can conquer your SOMEDAY.♥️
This is my new favorite thing ever. Big thank you to @lillielovesmacros
for mentioning the blue cheese mustard!! It’s so good! A little bit of mayo on the outside to grill, spicy pepper jack laughing cow, @traderjoes
blue cheese mustard, and turkey on the inside. It’s a flavor bomb and I’m obsessed. Macros: 33C/7F/22P
What brings me JOY?
Many things – but right now the top of my Joy list is the time I got to spend with my brother David, on a little “Ducky” date last evening!
It was super cold!! . . .
It was super loud . . .
It was super seats, under cover . . .
It was super fun being very silly with my brother . . .
It was super awesome that we WON!! What is bringing you joy this weekend?
Trust in the process 🌟
Thank you @commandinglife
for this reminder, it’s the perfect start the the week 🙏🏼
Got to watch a legend get recognized today as #reggiewayne
was inducted I to the #ringofhonor
Watchung thise video highlights, I'm reminded of just how extraordinary he was and how he did everything with so much heart.
I can only strive to give 💯 like that to all I do!
Sunshine and Snow Angels ❄️ Who’s already decorated for Christmas?? 🙋🏼♀️ I would but my husband (aka Mr Scrooge) won’t let me 🙄. But the Christmas music is for sure jamming! I’ve got the Christmas spirit and I got it bad! Who’s with me??🎄
I have TWO things for you on this beautiful Sunday afternoon 👉🏽 First, it is possible to enjoy a holiday @starbucks
drink WITHOUT the crazy calories. 🙌🏼 Today’s drink tasted like CHRISTMAS!
And SECOND...it IS possible to walk in godly confidence + obedience *without* a spouse, while balancing the chaos of adulthood. I KNOW...crazy...but it’s true. 🙊
You don’t have to start swiping for dates or stop going to church or start drinking martinis every night just because society’s version of adulting tells you so.✖️
YOU are capable of pursuing your dreams. You are allowed to explore + seek adventure. Be a servant to those around you + start figuring out what your role is in kingdom work. ❤️
Find a community of people who boost you up + positively influence you. Because trust me, your Creator made you to have SO MUCH MORE in this newfound freedom of adulthood than you have right now. 👏🏼
We might like popcorn...especially Christmas market popcorn ;)
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23
We are so blessed to have such an amazing group of interns working with us. Each one has a heart to serve God & help change the lives of young people across Northern Ireland.
Pray for them as they continue to learn, grow & serve this year.
#madeformore #interns #servantheart #merch
Still on cloud 9 from yesterday... EVVV-VUR-REE-THANG ABOUT YESTERDAY HAS ME ON SUCH A HAPPY NOTE ... the chaos of my morning, the transition of the afternoon and ALL it's lateness...the progress Gracey girl has made and seeing her growth... seeing the amazing hard work at it's finest on the mat by these cheerleaders in Belleville... the amazing UNrelaxed<--pun intended support and coming together of ALL THE parents and the community... last night at @michaelsroscommon
where everyone becomes family. I swear y'all I feel like our world is moving in such great directions!!! Oh and ps... there is something great coming into that world I the future!!😉😉 and it includes hockey and sticks and pucs and skates and ALL things great!!!! 🏒🏒🏒⛸⛸⛸🎄🎄🎄
#madeformore #last90days #sash #meinefamilie #thisismystory #theresacharmforthat
Mommy must haves kit available for 24 hours only! I already have a waiting list for it so let’s get you on it 💜
It has our new kids collection + onguard (our immunity blend) + breathe (our blend for stuffy noses/coughs/respiratory isssues)
For more details on each oil see my education group!
You’ll also get free access to our oil camp program which is online and teaches you EXACTLY how to use your oils! #momlife #momwin #mommyandme
Lets talk about mindset and how mine changed completely from the moment I walked in to this gym at our hotel to when I took this picture. Long story short, we're away for a long weekend for a funeral.😔 There has been some wine, some sweets, and water intake has been lacking, and boy have I noticed the effect that has had on my body the last day or two.😳😬 I knew the gym is what I needed this morning. But when I walked in and saw myself in the mirror, I was discouraged almost immediately. I looked bloated, saw ALL of my rolls and just not as good as I thought I had been. But, I hopped on the treadmill, ran for 1 mile and then did some upper body work with the dumbells. I decided after getting off of the treadmill that I shouldn't be mad or discouraged and disgusted with myself because guess what? I WAS THERE! I made it to the gym. It was only about 30-40min, but I was there! And I felt so much better after. Not only physically, but mentally. I made the active decision to change my mindset and think of the positives and be proud of myself for making the effort in the first place. Because after all, I am all about PROGRESS not perfection. It sounds like something almost impossible to do when you're feeling down on yourself. But if you just push through and raise your head high, think of the positives, be PROUD of yourself for giving a crap and putting some effort in, THAT, my friends, is enough and is what will get you to where you want to be.👊😎
#mindset #5tothrive #girlwashyourface #last90dayschallenge #last90dayschallenge2018 #rachelhollis #davehollis
#truthbomb #realtalk #positiveenergy #progressnotperfection #striveformore #madeformore #rise #risetogether #positivevibesonly #positivethinking #changeyourmindset #themompreneurhustle #mommyblogger #fitmomlife #fitnessmotivation #unfuckyourself #unfuckyourself
What voices are you listening to today?? The ones that speak life in to your situation, or the ones that don’t. Don’t give those negative thoughts/voices another minute of energy! Listen to the voices of truth. Life. Beauty. THOSE are the voices that matter!! Listen to the voices that add fuel to the fire in your life. Not the ones that burn you. ❤️
Let’s get this week started right!
I devoured this book when I flew back to Indy last month. I had noticed a common theme with my therapy clients around the issue of shame and felt called to educate myself more about what shame is and how to overcome it. ⠀
I recommend this book completely and would encourage you to read it if you find yourself fighting with shame and perfectionism and wanting to pursue more vulnerability in your life. ⠀
One of Brene's ideas is that when we share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. I have found this to be so true this past year. So many of you on here have responded with empathy and understanding on my posts and it has empowered me to fight through my shame talk.⠀
I had so much shame when I posted my first progress picture and it was defeated so quickly by your kind and encouraged responses. You have so much power to help others defeat their shame talk and move towards more love. Spread encouragement, positivity and kindness on here and help us all move towards vulnerability and connection with each other.
It’s pretty awesome that my salvation doesn’t depend on ME 🙌🏼Were riding the hot mess express all the way round the hill and back again 😅
Throw a fit over breakfast✔️
Be mad because you’re hungry but mama doesn’t play games✔️
Throw a fit that mom can’t hold you while she gets her shoes on✔️
Throw another fit bc you hate dresses✔️
Fall asleep in the car 2 minutes before getting to church✔️
Mom zones out and misses the exit for church making us 20 minutes late✔️
We've taken the beloved Shea Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm and given it three lovely flavors for the holiday: sweet vanilla, cheerful peppermint, and soft rose.
Little Eyes Watching even if they Acting Crazy!
Yet another day
to do what matters.
Recently, I've been taking steps and time to reflect on my actions, trying to find if what I'm doing is really getting me where I want to be
Everyday, we are either growing into or shrinking further from the person we want to be, and the minute, daily actions we choose are what make us who we are.
If you want to be something more, then first focus on changing the small habits, rather than trying to move boulders.
No long post included with this one. Some of you are prob all 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 about that! I get it. I'm an out-loud processor 😉 Just thought someone else might need this reminder as much as I did. Harvest always comes from seed sown. Hang in there, friend.
Seriously, ask yourself this. Quit thinking that things are gonna change if you don't change your ways.
Good Morning Sunday!! And it is truly a good morning. Brad has Logan so I’m enjoying a lazy slow morning by myself snuggled up all cozy. I should probably workout since I took yesterday off and ate an aggressive amount of donuts (the baby made me do it, I swear) but I probably won’t. I’m really enjoying this relaxing weekend and I feel like my body needs a few extra rest days these days. In my first pregnancy I would have pushed through thinking working out would keep me from gaining weight and getting a belly. Ummm... pretty sure that’s not how pregnancy works 🤣 This time I’m around I’m more okay with the weight gain, (still hard, but not derailing) I’ve been extremely aware of my nutrition and rather than push through I want to honor where my body is at and respect the hard work it is doing every moment of every day. ⠀⠀
Brace yo self♡
Hey friends, I want to share something that is weighing heavy on my heart. Beyond the devastation that California is going through as well as a lot of individual friends suffering from various life events, I need to share.
Today I was supposed to stand up for my good friend in her wedding, Harper was to be the flower girl. That is not happening because my beautiful friend knew that she deserved more and made the painful decision to call off her wedding. She is a strong amazing woman that will find her true love when it is her time. I was gathering items for the Alpha Project homeless shelter to accompany a beautiful catered meal and a supplied DJ. Catering and a D.J. service that my friend paid for in advanced for and wanted to turn her heartbreak into positively affecting several people.
To our disappointment The Alpha House canceled my friends amazing donation to feed 150 homeless people with this response: "they did not have the staffing available for the event because they have been so busy with the remodeling of their offices". My friend had organized this back in August, and you can imagine her heartbreak to learn a couple weeks before her expected wedding date that the homeless shelter would not accept her enormous gift.
Remodeling their offices for the homeless shelter and too busy to receive a hot catered amazing bbq meal for their homeless patrons.
In a world where so much is not right, how does this happen?!? My friend contacted KUSI News to bring awareness and has yet to hear a response. Thankfully she was able to move this donation to a wonderful church that was overjoyed at this opportunity to serve.